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Christine Morganti
(505) 797-6028

Labor Lawyers to Update Skills

Albuquerque, N.M.—Employment law is the large body of laws, administrative rulings, and precedents which encompass all areas of the employer/employee relationship, governed by thousands of federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions. The scope of legislation and court decisions affecting the workplace presents an ever-changing and difficult challenge for employers. Continuing legal education is essential to labor law attorneys who must keep up to date on possible decisions by the Supreme Court, federal and state laws, human rights, wage and hour laws and procedures, jury instructions, and mediations

The State Bar of New Mexico Employment and Labor Law Section will address these issues and more at its annual Employment and Labor Law Institute, a continuing legal education event Oct. 8 at the State Bar Center.

Presenters include Michael L. Foreman, School of Law, Penn State; Anne Noel Occhialino, EEOC; Carlos Quinones, Quinones Law Firm; Jeffrey L. Lowry and Tom Stahl, Rodey Dickason Sloan Akin & Robb PA; Francie D. Cordova, N.M. Department of Workforce Solutions; Greg Williams, Dines & Gross PC; Magistrate Judge Carmen Garza, US District Court; and Rita Montoya, Mediator/EEO Consultant.

Visit to register and to view the full schedule.

Note: News media are welcome to attend and cover the sessions. Please notify Christine Morganti, or (505) 797-6028 if you plan to attend.

The State Bar of New Mexico was organized in 1886 and is composed of more than 8500 members. Its purposes are to aid the courts in administering justice and preserving the rule of law, and to foster a high standard of integrity and competence within the legal profession.